Food Fight


Chocolate: oh, so good.
October 8, 2006, 12:55 am
Filed under: nutrition

I just made myself some hot cocoa. I looked at the nutritional information on the can of Trader Joe’s Organic Cocoa Powder. It made me happy. Seriously, chocolate is awesome. I love it. In one 3-tablespoon serving:

  • Dietary fiber: 9 grams
  • Protein: 7 grams
  • Total fat: 3 grams

That’s more fiber than in a serving of beans. And it is the same amount of protein.  Sure, there are two grams of saturated fat in cocoa, but Yale says that it is the good kind of saturated fat.

Made with Vitasoy Light soy milk, my hot chocolate is tonight less than 120 calories, and is full of all of those good things like isoflavones and antioxidants:

  • 6 oz. Light soy milk
  • 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 2 t. sugar

The breakdown:
Fat: 2.5 g
Carbs: 18 g
Sugar: 13 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 5 g

Not bad for dessert.

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Lauren:

Thanks for the information about the saturated fat in chocolate. I have been eating Dagoba 74% dark chocolate for dessert lately and it’s heartening to know that it’s actually good for me…
Alexa

Comment by Alexajetset

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Serration.

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